This thesis is put forth to document not only the outcome of two years worth of intensive investigation and preparation on the Juan Mendez Photographic Collection, but more importantly it offer viable conservation measures. The first two chapters describe the context of the life and work of Juan Mendez, a Mexican photographer who was active in the City of Puebla, Mexico during the years of 1926 to 1962. The third and fourth chapters are a report of the conservation survey that took place through various visits to the collection of his works during the course of one year. With the results obtained through this survey, a plan of action is suggested to formulate an integral conservation strategy for the collection. Finally, the appendix contains charts, drawings and a bibliography. This document functions as a tool that could be an integral model for preservation of the iconographic holdings of the Juan Mendez photographic archives.

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Photographs--Conservation and restoration; Photographers--Mexico; Photography--Mexico--Puebla; Mendez, Juan C., 1885-1964

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Note: imported from RIT’s Digital Media Library running on DSpace to RIT Scholar Works in December 2013. Physical copy available through RIT's The Wallace Library at: TR465 .O867 1996


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